Sustaining Catastrophic Injuries On The Job
In some tragic instances, a worker may sustain injuries so severe that he or she may never be able to work again. Typically, injured workers are only entitled to receive 400 weeks of income benefits. However, in the event that an Injured Worker is determined to have sustained what is known as a “catastrophic injury,” then he or she may be entitled to receive a lifetime of income benefits, along with required medical treatment.
Under Georgia law, you may be entitled to a catastrophic designation if you have suffered one of the following types of injuries: 1) a spinal cord injury involving severe paralysis of an arm, leg, or the trunk; 2) the amputation of an arm, a hand, a foot, or a leg involving the effective loss of use of that appendage; 3) a severe brain or closed head injury; 4) significant second or third degree burns; or 5) total industrial blindness. Further, if your injuries render you unable to perform your prior job or any other job for which you may be qualified, then you may also be entitled to receive a catastrophic designation.
If you have been involved in a workplace accident resulting in any of these traumatic injuries, it is important that you speak with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney in order to ensure that you get all of the benefits to which you are entitled.
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